Grandview Hospital and Medical Center (Osteopathic)

Grandview Hospital and Medical Center (Osteopathic)

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City
Dayton
State/Province
Ohio

Program Information

Residents per class
2
Grandview Hospital and Medical Center (Osteopathic) Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.3
Staff Surgeons 
 
8.5  (2)
Didactics/Teaching 
 
9.0  (2)
Operating Experience 
 
7.5  (2)
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0  (2)
Research 
 
9.5  (2)
Residents 
 
7.5  (2)
Lifestyle 
 
8.0  (2)
Location 
 
8.0  (2)
Overall Experience 
 
7.5  (2)
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(Updated: January 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
7.1
Staff Surgeons 
 
7.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
5.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
9.0
Residents 
 
7.0
Lifestyle 
 
7.0
Location 
 
7.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0

Grandview Orthopedics

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Many of the staff surgeons are good. Dr. Bamberger is the program director - he is highly respected in the orthopedics world and has a fine reputation among fellow surgeons, however I did not get to experience these qualities, he seemed pretentious and self important to me. Dr. Harmon - hand surgeon and is poised to take over the program in the next few years, he was excellent to work with and loves to teach. Drs Treciak and Urse are very enjoyable, easy going and eager to teach.
Didactics / Teaching
This will vary year to year as the official didactic lectures are senior resident driven. I found them to be decent, but not overwhelmingly impressive.
Operating Experience
Variable based on case load for the week. While I was there, one of the major attendings was out of town and another was refusing to operate at GV because of a disagreement over scheduling. Cases at Grandview were heavily sports based(scopes and ACL repairs) and did not offer much variety. Southview cases are more evenly distributed among sub-specialties.<br />
Senior residents would frequently bump junior residents in the middle of cases, and there were often residents observing due to low case loads.
Clinic Experience
The best part of the program. The program is heavy on clinic hours, but you learn a lot during them.
Research Opportunities
There is a research requirement for residents.
Residents
Did not seem to be a very cohesive group. There was a lot of squabbling among senior residents.
Lifestyle
Pretty much all home call except for your 4.5 months as an R2 at Harborview. Harborview ER can be busy as the R2, but you learn a tremendous amount about fracture care and efficiency. Its funny because I didn't even realize that Harborview was known for trauma when I matched (didn't rotate here) but its probably one of the best hospitals Ive ever worked at, and definitely a gem of this program. We are strictly adherent to the 80 hour work week, and outside of the R2 year I don't think its ever even close to being an issue. Ive had an amazing time exploring Seattle and the rest of the pacific northwest.
Location / Housing
Most residents live in suburbs of Dayton. If you wish to live in the nicer areas of town, you will be about 15 minutes from the hospital
Limitations
The program has an excellent reputation and track record, but I found it to fall short in most areas. Operative variety was weak and as a student it was not uncommon to go 4-5 days without scrubbing a case. The residents did not get along well and I suspect this was a trickle down effect from internal strife amongst senior residents and attendings.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Given the opportunity again, I would not rotate here given the limited number of auditions you can do.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2009
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(Updated: October 23, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
9.5
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
10.0
Residents 
 
8.0
Lifestyle 
 
9.0
Location 
 
9.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Grandview Orthopedics

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Wide variety of personalities, however, all enthusiastic about teaching. All acknowledge and appreciate everyone assisting in the operating room, lending to a great learning environment. Inquisitive, enthusiastic students are asked questions when facilitate further self learning of orthopedics and later discussion.
Didactics / Teaching
One of its strongest suits, which includes X-ray readings daily before lectures beginning at 6 am. There are additional lectures on some afternoons, anatomic approaches lectures based on prosections done in the bioskills lab, and monthly Journal review dinners. There is also required meetings Fridays for residents between all osteopathic orthopedic residencies in Ohio.
Operating Experience
Incredible operating environment where common community pathology are the majority of the cases seen and the latest techniques are performed. Some trauma is also encountered, however, separate trauma rotations are set in Indianapolis, IN, and Tampa, FL. The great majority of cases occur at the Grandview Hospital and Medical Center in Dayton, however some also are performed at facilities nearby. Operating room staff is incredibly respectful and professional to all.
Clinic Experience
As a part of an attending, resident, and student team, this affords the opportunity to see patients in clinic at least twice a week. There are two offices, the south office being a newly built facility that includes an incredible rehab unit. To imagine the size, the unit also utilizes a half court basketball area! In the fall, there is also a Saturday Sports clinic for local high school athletes.
Research Opportunities
Known to have a strong emphasis in research, this program consistently produces many projects, posters, and papers. A program administrator assists in ensuring that these endeavors are presented very impressively and professionally. As an aside, I had the opportunity of see a group of posters ready for presentation in a recent conference and could not believe how well-organized and polished these turned out.
Residents
The residents are extremely knowledgeable in the field of orthopedics. They have also encourage oncoming medical students to work along with their attendings every week which forms a well organized team that fosters learning well. The residents have a relaxed comradery among each other and push each one to learn and understand as much as possible. Residents begin to perform simple operations as early as interns and are more than prepared to perform many procedures before their senior year.
Lifestyle
Residents all appear more than happy with the program. Days begin with rounds before 6 am, then x-ray reading and lecture after 6 am. Clinic or Cases then usually begin about shortly. Most are married and some with children. For students, housing is provided free of charge in a local hotel (for now) or with residents for a small monthly fee.
Location / Housing
Although at first glance, Dayton does not appear to be a booming city, a closer look reveals that the area generally provides everything a person can ask for wrapped in its own personal charm. The area has an extremely low cost of living (coupled with an extremely competitive salary paid by the program.) The area is also close to many large cities, has several minor league/college teams to follow, art, history, and a family friendly atmosphere. The area around the hospital is considered somewhat dangerous, however, had not been a problem to me in any way, has improved, and will continue to improve with increased patrolling of local police and programs integrated by the hospital.
Limitations
the only limitations that I could percieve are the paucity of research experiences available and/or location. But, I am not really looking for a very research heavy program and I love outdoor activities so this place will rank highly.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
I fully enjoyed my student rotation experience and living in this area. I first heard of the great quality orthopedic surgeons from this program while rotating through the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, FL. While there, I worked extremely hard and this paid off greatly in terms of building my orthopedic education. For this reason I recommend this rotation because for whatever I put in, they more than met my expectations about what I should get out. The program from top to bottom emphasizes professionalism and organization. Not only did they encourage that I asked questions, but also appreciated my curiosity. Because of my experience here, I can state in full confidence that residency here will provide consistently top notch education, operating room time, and opportunities to participate in research, resulting in well-trained, polished orthopedic surgeons.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
March 2007 and October 2007
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